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Houston Matters

By Houston Public Media

Houston Matters is a radio program airing weekdays at noon on Houston Public Media News 88.7 FM in Houston. During each hour, we’ll investigate the issues and ideas, people and places that make Houston…well…Houston! We’ll talk about current events, politics, education, health care, the environment, business, transportation, arts and culture, literature, sports and leisure. But we also hope that what we do each day on Houston Matters serves as the beginning of a conversation — one we hope you’ll continue here, at home, at work, with family, with friends and neighbors. We hope to introduce Houstonians to one another, to celebrate our diversity, and to engage one another through stories and conversations that demonstrate depth and context. Just the sort of thing you count on from public media.

  1. 1.
    Full Show: Houston Connections To The Mueller Report, And Lessons From Midsize Cities (April 19, 2019)04/19/2019
    50:45
  2. 2.
    Full Show: Texas Population Growth, And Reparations For Slavery (April 18, 2019)04/18/2019
    50:32
  3. 3.
    Full Show: City Council Considers Layoffs, And Political Roundup (April 17, 2019)04/17/2019
    50:29
  4. 4.
    Full Show: Strategies To Mitigate Flooding, And Starting A Business In Houston (April 16, 2019)04/16/2019
    50:19
  5. 5.
    Full Show: Texas Killing Fields Victims Identified, And The Zimmerman Telegram (April 15, 2019)04/15/2019
    50:33
  6. 6.
    Full Show: Chevron Buying Anadarko, And Understanding The Texas Constitution (April 12, 2019)04/12/2019
    50:26
  7. 7.
    Full Show: Raising Sales Taxes, And Arkema Indictments (April 11, 2019)04/11/2019
    49:59
  8. 8.
    Full Show: Trump Visits Houston, And Insurers Opening Health Clinics (April 10, 2019)04/10/2019
    50:34
  1. 9.
    Full Show: The Role Of Texas In Wind Energy, And Former NFL Player Martellus Bennett (April 9, 2019)04/09/2019
    50:29
  2. 10.
    Full Show: Preventing Youth Violence, And NPR’s Joshua Johnson (April 8, 2019)04/08/2019
    50:42
  3. 11.
    Full Show: VP Pence Visits Houston, And Contributions Of Houston’s Sicilian Immigrants (April 5, 2019)04/05/2019
    50:45
  4. 12.
    Full Show: School Finance Bill Moves Forward, And St. Luke’s Drops Heart Transplant Funding Appeal (April 4, 2019)04/04/2019
    50:46
  5. 13.
    Full Show: KMCO’s Legal History, And Predictions For Hurricane Season (April 3, 2019)04/03/2019
    50:50
  6. 14.
    Full Show: Fort Bend County Judge Discusses Priorities, And Helping Non-English Speakers In A Disaster (April 2, 2019)04/02/2019
    52:03
  7. 15.
    Full Show: The Cost Of A Border Shutdown, And Houston’s Future Climate (April 1, 2019)04/01/2019
    49:50
  8. 16.
    Full Show: Proposed Property Tax Reforms, And Sandy Hook Mothers (March 29, 2019)03/29/2019
    50:53
  9. 17.
    Full Show: Immigration System Reaches A ‘Breaking Point,’ And Returning To The Moon In Five Years (March 28, 2019)03/28/2019
    50:50
  10. 18.
    Full Show: The Affordable Care Act’s Uncertain Future, And The James Beard Awards Snub Houston (March 27, 2019)03/27/2019
    50:42
  11. 19.
    Full Show: Benzene In The Ship Channel, And HISD Ordered To Suspend Superintendent Search (March 26, 2019)03/26/2019
    50:55
  12. 20.
    Full Show: ITC Cleanup Continues, And City Controller Weighs In On Layoffs (March 25, 2019)03/25/2019
    50:46
  13. 21.
    Full Show: No Knock Warrants, And Bringing The Arts To Juvenile Detention, (March 22, 2019)03/22/2019
    50:35
  14. 22.
    Full Show: Benzene Levels Around Deer Park, And Combatting Antibiotic Resistance (March 21, 2019)03/21/2019
    50:30
  15. 23.
    Full Show: Chemical Fire Extinguished, New Kashmere Principal, And Writer Bryan Washington (March 20, 2019)03/20/2019
    50:55
  16. 24.
    Full Show: Deer Park Fire Update, And Coming To Terms With The South (March 19, 2019)03/19/2019
    50:20
  17. 25.
    Full Show: Deer Park Chemical Fire, And Houston Airports (March 18, 2019)03/18/2019
    50:40
  18. 26.
    Full Show: Houstonians React To Mosque Shootings, And Irish Ghost Stories (March 15, 2019)03/15/2019
    50:48
  19. 27.
    Full Show: Beto’s Presidential Run, Tax Prep Advice, And Steve Earle (March 14, 2019)03/14/2019
    50:32
  20. 28.
    Full Show: College Admissions Scandal, And The Weekly Political Roundup (March 13, 2019)03/13/2019
    50:38
  21. 29.
    Full Show: Mayor Sylvester Turner Answers Your Questions (March 12, 2019)03/12/2019
    50:21
  22. 30.
    Full Show: Texas Educators Rally At The Capitol, And CERAWeek Kicks Off (March 11, 2019)03/11/2019
    51:18
  23. 31.
    Full Show: County-Wide Polling Places, And Ending Daylight Saving Time (March 8, 2019)03/08/2019
    50:28
  24. 32.
    Full Show: Challenges Community Colleges Face, And Surviving Sexual Abuse (March 7, 2019)03/07/2019
    49:28
  25. 33.
    Full Show: Spotting Pollution After Harvey, And Houston’s Best Pizza (March 6, 2019)03/06/2019
    51:14
  26. 34.
    Full Show: Disaster Funds Favor The Rich, And Lowering Blood Alcohol Limits (March 5, 2019)03/05/2019
    51:03
  27. 35.
    Full Show: Problems With The Texas Permanent School Fund, And Proposed Driving Test Changes (March 4, 2019)03/04/2019
    50:41
  28. 36.
    Full Show: Methodists React To LGBTQ Vote, And Houston’s ‘Extreme 911’ Saves A Man In Scotland (March 1, 2019)03/01/2019
    50:26
  29. 37.
    Full Show: Pedestrian Deaths, And Covering Climate Change (Feb. 28, 2019)02/28/2019
    51:13
  30. 38.
    Full Show: Harris Co. Dept. Of Education Controversy, And The Weekly Political Roundup (Feb. 27, 2019)02/27/2019
    51:06
  31. 39.
    Full Show: Southern Baptist Investigation Update, And Helping Institutions Prevent Abuse (Feb. 26, 2019)02/26/2019
    50:28
  32. 40.
    Full Show: Cargo Plane Crash Investigation, And Houston Pet Peeves (Feb. 25, 2019)02/25/2019
    51:07
  33. 41.
    Full Show: Same-Sex Benefits Case, Pothole Repair, And Writer Justin Cronin (Feb. 22, 2019)02/22/2019
    50:53
  34. 42.
    Full Show: Mayor’s Gun Violence Commission, Jeff Skilling Released, And The Doctor Shortage In Texas (Feb. 21, 2019)02/21/2019
    50:32
  35. 43.
    Full Show: Crosby ISD Audit, And The Political Roundup (Feb. 20, 2019)02/20/2019
    51:00
  36. 44.
    Full Show: No-Knock Raids, And Unsung Civil Rights Leaders (Feb. 19, 2019)02/19/2019
    50:43
  37. 45.
    Full Show: Investigating An HPD Officer, And Former Astronaut Dave Williams (Feb. 18, 2019)02/18/2019
    50:45
  38. 46.
    Full Show: Bail Reform Lawsuit, The History Of Blackface, And Musician John Oates (Feb. 15, 2019)02/15/2019
    50:18
  39. 47.
    Full Show: Federal Employees Brace For The Unknown, And Dealing With Road Debris (Feb. 14, 2019)02/14/2019
    51:26
  40. 48.
    Full Show: Vaccine Legislation, Political Roundup, And Opportunity Zones (Feb. 13, 2019)02/13/2019
    50:41
  41. 49.
    Full Show: Future Transit Projects, And Adventure Playgrounds (Feb. 12, 2019)02/12/2019
    51:01
  42. 50.
    Full Show: Sexual Abuse At Southern Baptist Churches, And Holocaust Survivor Jacob Eisenbach (Feb. 11, 2019)02/11/2019
    50:35

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